#HopeForChildrenGolfDay

#HopeForChildrenGolfDay

 2021 is an odd year. We are all holding our breath, trying to come to terms of the events of 2020 while cautiously looking to see what’s waiting around the next corner. Yet, with or without us, nature continues to travel its course and winter has made way to longer...
Madiba Day 2021

Madiba Day 2021

For the past two years events that have become institutions for NGOs, like the annual #Madibaday, have become a challenge. Individuals and organisations have had to become creative to find ways to still serve the community and challenge the good energy generated by...
Madiba Day 2020

Madiba Day 2020

On a sunny winter’s day in Johannesburg a team from Tshepo Community Development Initiative sets out.  Armed with masks, hand sanitiser, homemade soup, beanies and blankets they set out to serve those who are living on the street during this trying time.  The team, on...
Reconciled, off the streets and dignity restored

Reconciled, off the streets and dignity restored

Simon* has been attending the Tshepo soup kitchen for a long time, some times as a regular, other times missing for months before we saw him again. He expressed an interest in applying for an ID and Sassa card, which our social worker, Theki, assisted him with. He had...
Happiness

Happiness

She introduces herself as Lethabo “Happy” Sebopa. Lethabo means happy – so happy happy.

I asked her where the happy came from: she says she is just happy. She likes laughing, she loves kids and have been able to combine these two characteristics into an internship in the community of Windsor at the Tshepo Community Development Initiative after-care.

Lethabo graduated from matric in 2018 and was looking for a job to keep her busy during her gap-year, before enrolling for her degree in Psychology.